She's So Dead To Us
When having money is all that matters, what happens when you lose it all
Perfect, picturesque Orchard Hill. It was the last thing Ally Ryan saw in the rear-view mirror as her mother drove them out of town and away from the shame of the scandal her father caused when his business deals left her family penniless and almost bankrupted all their friends - friends that liked hav ...more
It's been two years since Ally Ryan's father swindled millions from the wealthiest families of Orchard Hill, and she and her family were forced to leave town in shame. But now she is back, even though not all of her old friends are happy to see her. When Ally goes to visit her old mansion, she finds someone else living there. The smokin' Jake Graydon who has take ...more
Usually, wanting to punch all the characters in a book it is not a really good sign.. and I won't say that this is not the case because in fact it really is.
I hate horrible friends (all Ally's supposed ex best friends), and rich kids with nothing else to do but to bully someone for their own entertainment (same as before), and rich people telling me what a difficult time they are having because their parents can't effort a palace AND a beach house (same as before), and rich stupid kids with ...more
I'M TOTALLY PSYCHED!!!
Okay so, where do I start, where do I start?
Okay I'll start from the beginning.
First thoughts on She's So Dead To Us:
What a weird cover. Seriously? Couldn't you pick a nicer one, Kieran Scott? Whatever, I'll give you a chance anyway.
Weird title, too. Usually books with lame titles like that end up being lame and pretty awful themselves.
Synopsis? So done and re-done. Are you even going to try?
All right then. Let's start. ...more
Why does this book have such a high rating?? I seriously don't see it! Anywhere. The heroine is annoying, the hero is the gratest asshole in history and the cresties are the worst friends to ever grace the pages of a book.
I was so annoyed with this girl. Her dad screwed up, lost a lot of money(theirs and their friends'), and then left them. I get the rage directed at him, I get it. What I don't get are her self-righteous "my dad destroyed my perfect little life" comments. She is th ...more
She's So Dead to Us, starts off with Ally and her mom back in town, after having to escape in absolute shame since Ally's dad lost a lot of money in a bad investment, leaving them broke as well as most of their friends.
Only when Ally tries to make nice with her old circle, she's outcast and dubbed as a just a 'Norm'.
Jake Graydon the oh-so-gorgeous guy who now lives in Ally's old man ...more
This book is an easy read, yes. But it did have more of a backstory than I was expecting it to. There is a lot of adult elements weaved into this book / story. It reminded me a lot of Gossip Girl . Which who doesn't love that show? I really enjoyed the backstory of the characters, the characters themselves, the humor and the overall easy to read drama that this book...more
One of the reason's I wanted to read this book was because of the cover and another reason was because of the title. Both things automatically drew me in. HOWEVER, it's what was inside of this beautiful and amazing book that made me devour it.
She's So Dead to Us will definitely throw you for a loop. It was so freaking good! I didn't want to put it down! The characters were awesome. You definitely end up rooting ...more
If you're looking to be entertained, read this boo ...more
Just to warn everyone up front with info I didn't have - clearly this is going to be some sort of series. It's not a stand-alone and there's absolutely no sense of conclusion or closure to this first volume. At the end, I just wanted to throw the book across the room.
Perhaps it's my fault for not "doing my research" and knowing this is a first volume in a series, but there is nothing anywhere on the book that indicates this.
Plus, I was so sick of Ja ...more
Anyway, the book itself was enjoyable. It reminded me a little of Pretty Little Liars or Mean Girls. There are a lot of secrets/backstabbing/drama/whatever. This book managed to ramp up the drama without being ridiculous, and I actually enjoyed seeing everything come together.
I really felt for Ally, and I liked how strong she was. Even though lots of bad stuff ha ...more
Before I start this review, I have a tiny confession to make.....so, I'd never heard of this series before I received book three This is So Not Happening for review. Shock horror, I should be hanging my head in shame! I can't believe I'd never heard of it before and th ...more
Ally Ryan's family moved from Orchard Hill, New Jersey to Maryland after her dad made some very bad investments and lost money for now only their family but most of her friends' families as well. She and her mom return after her dad walks out on them.
There were times that I struggled with reading this because Ally's former friends were absolutely horrible. I had to keep telling myself that they were teenagers and this is how they act.
I did enjoy the difference in point o ...more
Girls, and people in general in High School (and even more so in Jr. High) can be very cruel, and it doesn't take much to end up on the "crap list" so to speak. Ally has to deal with suddenly being very unliked, in addition to having all sorts of familial stuff going on. ...more
Ally Ryan can't believe she's back in Orchard Hill. Over a year ago, her family slipped out at night without telling anyone goodbye. Ally's father made a bad investment, and many of the Ryan's' close friends lost money. The Ryans lost everything. Now that Ally and her mom have moved back to Orchard Hill sans her father, Ally innocently assumes her "Crestie" friends will welcome her back with open arms. After all, it was her father that lost their money, not ...more
The beginning of the book was hard for me to get into because it was heavy on internal dialogue from Ally, our main character. Once I started to figure out the plot and keep the characters straight (with the help of ...more
I absolutely loved this book. It was like a movie playing out in my head all the way through. Ally Ryan is an excellent protagonist, she's just returned home to the 'Crestie' side of town. She's an outcast now after her father lost millions of dollars of her friends money. He friends no longer want to speak to her or have anything to do with ...more
From the start, the reader knows what's going to happen, but the characters are so engaging that it doesn't seem to matter. The novel is told in alternating chapters by Ally and Jake. I liked Ally right from the start; the reader can see that she's a good person, regardless of her questionable past. Jake, on the other hand, did not imm ...more
Ally Ryan used to be rich, at least up till her father made a mistake that almost bankrupted her family as well as her friends'. Unable to face her friends or live the same way again,her family moves out of Orchard Hill (The Beverly Hills of New Jersey)without even a goodbye only to move back again two years later because her mother got a job at her old high school. Now Ally's forced to deal with the ramifications of he ...more
Needless to say, Aly is not received back well.
but the new boy, Jake, can't keep his eyes off of her.
Except Jake...kind of sucked ...more
I think that many people curren ...more
Kieran Scott has done a fantastic job demonstrating the worst and best in humanity while having the keen ability to present some of the most honest and believable dialogue around.
She's So Dead to Us centers on Ally ...more
Written from the perspectives of both Jake and Ally, this novel takes us down the familiar path of high-school drama, yet still manages to shine bright like a diamond from the growing pile of Young Adult contemporary works.
SHE'S SO DEAD TO US is not conceptually unique, but neither is it your typical run-of-the-mill teenage romance. Two teenagers crushing on each other from opposite ends of the social hierarchy is in essence, almost a Cinderella-esque story. However ...more
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